The first cold-pressed rapeseed oil for horses has just come onto the market as a collaboration between a fledgling Yorkshire business and established equine wholesaler Battle, Hayward & Bower Ltd.

North Yorkshire food manufacturer Breckenholme Trading Company Ltd launched Omega Gold For Horses at BETA (British Equestrian Trade Association) trade fair earlier this year, attracting the attention of the national wholesalers.

Omega Gold will be integrated into the well-established Lincoln brand — as Lincoln Omega Gold — and launches this month.

Breckenholme’s Adam Palmer said: “The benefits of feeding oil to horses are well documented and there has been a huge influx of high oil content feeds to the equestrian market.

“Historically, many vegetable oils have been produced using a heat extraction technique that, although cost effective, destroys the oil’s goodness and only provides the horse with calories, not health benefits.

“Lincoln Omega Gold however is cold pressed to retain the essential fatty acids omega-3 and 6 and the antioxidant vitamin E.”

Omega Gold has been researched by independent equine nutritionist Dr Catherine Dunnett who said: “Supplementation of the equine diet with rapeseed oil offers many potential advantages ranging from effects on behaviour to those on performance and health. Rapeseed oil appears to be readily accepted by horses.”

If you are interested in stocking this product, would like to find your local stockist or are interested in finding out more about the benefits of feeding cold pressed rapeseed oil to horses, visit www.Lincoln-OmegaGold.co.uk

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